ERIC Number: ED316628
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Agenda Opinion Poll.
Latin American Research and Service Agency, Denver, CO.
This document comprises a report on the concerns of Hispanic Americans in Colorado. A sample of 606 people with Spanish surnames were interviewed by telephone in January 1989. The following sample characteristics are reported: (1) 48.7 percent were male; (2) the average was 43.3 years; (3) 67.3 percent were married; (4) average household size was 3.1 persons; (5) 26.6 percent identified themselves as Spanish American, 24.8 percent as Mexican American, and 22 percent as Hispanic; (6) 90.3 percent were born in the United States; (7) the largest group (7.1 percent) born outside the United States was born in Mexico; (8) 29.4 percent had not completed high school, 52 percent had completed high school only, and 12.5 percent had completed 4 years of more of college; (9) less than 7 percent read and spoke Spanish only or Spanish better than English, and 30-40 percent read and spoke English only or English better than Spanish; (10) 68.5 percent were employed and one-fourth of the unemployed were looking for work; and (11) 21.4 percent earned more than $35,000, 60 percent earned less than $25,000, 31.8 percent earned less than $15,000, and 8 percent earned less than $5,000 per year. The following findings are summarized: (1) there is a lack of consensus on the ethnic identifier for Hispanics with Colorado Hispanics indicating a preference for Spanish-American and Mexican-American; (2) Colorado Hispanics are more likely than Hispanics in other Southwestern states to be born in the United States; (3) compared to a general sample of Coloradans, Hispanics also identified employment and jobs as the major issues facing Colorado but Hispanics were more concerned about basic social issues that impacted their daily lives, such as education, crime, substance abuse, and racism/discrimination. Statistical data are included on six tables and 16 charts. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Latin American Research and Service Agency, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado